Paterson Public Schools has over 4,000 English Language Learners. Each day our schools receive more students. We are constantly seeking out ways to meet this growing population. The Paterson Public Schools district is its own melting pot of over 30 languages. If you walk through the streets of this great city, you will see the signs of all these diverse cultural communities and their linguistic fabric represented in various locations.
Research shows that providing students with the opportunity to learn and master subject matter in their first language will allow students to transfer knowledge into their second language. Our schools consist of unique rigorous Bilingual/ESL and World Languages programs focused on teaching our students through different dimensions of instruction. The belief that each child matters is at the heart of all of our efforts and we are dedicated to creating language programs and providing services that promote the success of all our students.
To prepare students for bi-literate and bicultural success at the college / university of their choosing, so they can be successful, responsible and productive citizens in a multicultural and global society within their chosen career.
“Teaching for Tomorrow: Connecting the World through Education and Language
- To lead our urban youth in the Bilingual/Bi-Literate/ESL/WL programs for New Jersey.
- Provide students with high quality language learning that will facilitate multiple linguistic and cultural competencies.
- To enable foreign language learners the opportunity of becoming competent in speaking, reading, writing and comprehending the English language.
- To enable students to participate effectively in the regular school programs
Bilingual Student Services Coordinator
School 1, School 19, School 21, School 28, Dale Ave, NSW, Young Men, International, ATM
School 2, School 7, School 8, School 18, School 25, JAT, STARS
Elba Rosario Gomez
School 3, School 5, School 12, School 13, School 16, P-Tech
School 4, School 20, AHA, EHS
School 6, School 26, EWK, NRC, Roberto Clemente, Newcomers HS
School 9, School 10, School 27, MLK, STEAM, RPHS
School 15, School 24, DHA, JFK
Liza M. Ríos Otto
Supervisor of Immigrant Programs